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Trudgill, Peter

Overview
Works: 126 works in 1,117 publications in 2 languages and 22,378 library holdings
Genres: History  Terminology  Dictionaries 
Roles: Editor, Honoree, Creator, Interviewee, Other, Dedicatee
Classifications: PE1711, 427
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Most widely held works by Peter Trudgill
Dialectology by J. K Chambers ( )
57 editions published between 1908 and 2011 in English and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dialectology is the study of language variation. Traditionally, this has largely been the province of dialect geographers, who concentrated on the speech of the linguistically conservative rural population in order to map regional differences. More recently, however, interest has shifted to urban speech, and sociolinguists have correlated linguistic variables with other variables such as age, social class, sex and ethnic background. Dialectology not only provides a thorough exposition of these two approaches - their histories, methodologies and significant results, drawn from studies of a wide range of languages - but for the first time also integrates them within a single conceptual framework as two aspects of the same discipline. The authors argue that dialectology can thus make an important contribution to general linguistic theory and in particular answer questions about variability in language, which has in the past too often been assigned peripheral or accidental status. -- Publisher description
Dialects by Peter Trudgill ( )
41 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers the key issues in the field of dialectologies including social and regional variaties and different variations of language
International English : a guide to varieties of standard English by Peter Trudgill ( Book )
82 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"International English is an accessible, informative and entertaining introduction to the main varieties of English spoken throughout the world. The third edition has been expanded and updated to add substantial new information on regional and ethnic varieties of American English. It also examines a wide range of non-native varieties of English, from West Africa to Bangladesh, and Pakistan to the Philippines. International English is particularly useful to teachers and advanced learners of English as a second or foreign language, who will find information not only about the kind of English at which they themselves are aiming, but also about the other varieties with which they may come into contact; and to students and lecturers with an interest in the English language, sociolinguistics and language variation." "The complementary recording, available on cassette, presents the vowel systems of varieties of English discussed in the book, together with readings by a native speaker."--BOOK JACKET
Sociolinguistics : an introduction to language and society by Peter Trudgill ( Book )
84 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The way we talk is deeply influenced by our class, sex and ethnic background. It can also have a profound effect on how we are perceived by others. In this fully updated edition of a classic text, Peter Trudgill explores the evidence - and the huge implications for social and educational policy."--Jacket
Social dialectology in honour of Peter Trudgill ( )
12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The time-honoured study of dialects took a new turn some forty years ago, giving centre stage to social factors and the quantitative analysis of language variation and change. It has become a discipline that no scholar of language can afford to ignore. This collection identifies the main theoretical and methodological issues currently preoccupying researchers in social dialectology, drawing not only on variation in English in the UK, USA, New Zealand, Europe and elsewhere but also in Arabic, Greek, Norwegian and Spanish dialects. The volume brings together previously unpublished work by the w
New-dialect formation the inevitability of colonial Englishes by Peter Trudgill ( )
21 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book presents a new and controversial theory about dialect contact and the formation of new colonial dialects. It examines the genesis of Latin American Spanish, Canadian French and North American English, but concentrates on Australian and South African English, with a particular emphasis on the development of the newest major variety of the language, New Zealand English."--Jacket
Alternative histories of English by Richard J Watts ( )
28 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book deviates from the standard or "textbook" way of looking at the history of the English language. Emphasis is placed on a linguistic description of English in a much broader sense. A range of international contributors provide accounts of the histories of non-standard, non-British and non-American varieties. By approaching and including non-formal styles and registers, and the pragmatic and communicative aspects of English, it opens the door to unbiased consideration of such topics as South African Indian English, Southern Hemisphere Englishes, and Early Modern English women's writing. Watts' and Trudgill's collection shows how a focus on the history of standard English dialect is to the detriment of those which are from other areas of the world."--BOOK JACKET
English accents and dialects : an introduction to social and regional varieties of British English by Arthur Hughes ( Book )
65 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English Accents and Dialects provides a unique introductory guide to the regional and social varieties of English spoken in the UK and Ireland
Language complexity as an evolving variable ( )
11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This fascinating book challenges the idea that languages are equally complex. Eighteen scholars look at evidence from a wide range of times and places. They consider the links between linguistic structure and change and social complexity. Their conclusion
The dialects of England by Peter Trudgill ( Book )
47 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"English dialects are the result of 1,500 years of linguistic and cultural development. The Dialects of England, Second Edition celebrates the rich variety of the regional and social dialects of English in all its forms - ancient and modern. In an approachable and non-technical style, Trudgill outlines dialect history and geography and describes and delights in the diversity of vocabulary, accent, grammar and literature to be found in the different regions of England. The book deplores the trend towards linguistic uniformity urged on us by the self-appointed guardians of the purity of the English language." "In this new, revised and extended edition, the author now includes phonetic symbols along with orthographic representations of speech sounds."--BOOK JACKET
The handbook of language variation and change by J. K Chambers ( Book )
43 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This handbook, written by a distinguished international roster of contributors, reflects the vitality and growth of the discipline in its multifaceted pursuits. It is a convenient, hand-held repository of the essential knowledge about the study of language variation and change
Sociolinguistics : an introduction by Peter Trudgill ( Book )
55 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On dialect : social and geographical perspectives by Peter Trudgill ( Book )
33 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Language in the British Isles by Peter Trudgill ( Book )
13 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Investigations in sociohistorical linguistics stories of colonisation and contact by Peter Trudgill ( )
17 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the last five hundred years or so, the English language has undergone remarkable geographical expansion, bringing it into contact with other languages in new locations. It also caused different regional dialects of the language to come into contact with each other in colonial situations. This book is made up of a number of fascinating tales of historical-sociolinguistic detection. These are stories of origins - of a particular variety of English or linguistic feature - which together tell a compelling general story. In each case, Trudgill presents an intriguing puzzle, locates and examines the evidence, detects clues that unravel the mystery, and finally proposes a solution. The solutions are all original, often surprising, sometimes highly controversial. Providing a unique insight into how language contact shapes varieties of English, this entertaining yet rigorous account will be welcomed by students and researchers in linguistics, sociolinguistics and historical linguistics"--
English accents and dialects : an introduction to social and regional varieties of English in the British Isles by Arthur Hughes ( Book )
41 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"English Accents and Dialects is a unique introductory survey of the main regional and social varieties of English spoken in the British Isles. The authors discuss accent and dialect in the broader framework of language variation, including phonetic, phonological, grammatical, lexical, historical and stylistic differences. This is followed by a survey of the speech of twelve different areas of the British Isles. The cassette which accompanies the book consists of edited interviews (all transcribed in the book) with speakers from each of the different areas." "The third edition has been expanded and updated to give substantial new information. Of particular importance in this new edition are the sections on Lowland Scots, Devon and Dublin speech, and the entirely new chapter on Received Pronunciation. The cassette has been digitally remastered and six new recordings have been added, including samples from three different RP speakers."--BOOK JACKET
Language myths ( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The field of language is one full of misconceptions about the way in which language works, or is used. This collection of essays tackles beliefs, correcting a catalogue of errors such as: aborigines speak a primitive language, French people speak faster and German is ugly
Sociolinguistic patterns in British English by Peter Trudgill ( Book )
22 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bad language by Lars-Gunnar Andersson ( Book )
22 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A glossary of sociolinguistics by Peter Trudgill ( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This alphabetic guide introduces popular terms used in the study of language and society. A central topic within modern linguistics, sociolinguistics deals with human communication and the use of language in its social context. Written by a leading authority in the field, this glossary provides full coverage of both traditional and contemporary terminology, including the relatively new areas within sociolinguistics of sign language, gay language and cross-cultural communication." "Key features: an ideal companion to courses in sociolinguistics, language variation and change, dialectology, English language and language and gender; contains illustrations, dialect maps and a full bibliography; provides linguistic examples of the terms defined; and supplies numerous cross-references to related terms."--BOOK JACKET
 
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Alternative Names
Trudgill, P.
Trudgill, P. 1943-
Trudgill, P. (Peter)
Trudgill, Peter John 1943-
トラッドギル, P
トラッドギル, ピーター
ピーター.トラッドギル
Languages
English (708)
Spanish (1)
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